Congratulations to Avery Jackson (girls basketball) and Austin Lemke (boys basketball) for being named Swanville High School Athletes of the Month for December. Avery recently scored her 1,000th career point, while Austin is averaging 15 points, six rebounds and two steals per game as captain of the Bulldogs. Congrats again to both of these young athletes!
We are nearing the end of another week in the 2019 session. A March for Life rally on Tuesday and a visit by Second Amendment supporters today brought citizens to the Capitol this week. Those are both causes I support and it always is good when people come together to share their messages.
House committees are starting to ramp up with more bill hearings starting to take place and sometimes it can be a challenge for people at home to keep track of the process. In addition to the information I pass along in email updates, there are a number of other online tools to help people follow along. Here are just a handful of links from non-partisan sources I hope you will find helpful:
- Minnesota House of Representatives -Information about the legislative process and the Minnesota House of Representatives in general.
- Session Daily -A nonpartisan publication of Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services which provides hard news from the Capitol.
- New laws -Compiled by the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services.
- TV coverage -Coverage is broadcast statewide – along with Minnesota Senate television coverage – on our local PBS station’s digital Minnesota Channel available on many cable systems and is free on over-the-air channels.
- Your Legislators TV program -Your Legislators is a live one-hour program which runs 8 p.m. Thursdays during the legislative session on public TV. The weekly panels typically include a mix of two Republicans and two Democrats joining moderator Barry Anderson. Viewers are able to submit questions during the show.
- Streaming video -Live Internet video streaming of all television productions, plus additional coverage not provided on the broadcast channel, including evening, weekend and interim coverage.
- How a bill moves to law -A 16-page booklet explaining, in a simple, straightforward manner, how a bill moves from an idea to law. Capitol Steps is intended as a resource for junior high school students.
- Twitter -Follow the Twitter account @MNHouseInfo to see nonpartisan news and other information from the Legislature.
I hope you find this information helpful and also look for my emails with personal insights on the issues throughout the session. Your input always is welcome on issues that interest you.